The Green Bay Packers quarterback has been defiant in the face of widespread criticism
Howard Stern railed against unvaccinated NFL star Aaron Rodgers Monday, saying he had — and the country has — “no time for idiots.”
“We have no time for idiots in this country anymore,” the Sirius XM host said. “We don’t want you. We want you to all … either go to the hospital — stay home — die there with your COVID. Don’t take the cure but don’t clog up our hospitals with your COVID when you finally get it. Stay home. Don’t bother with science. It’s too late. Go f— yourself. We just don’t have time for you.”
The quarterback has remained defiant since news broke last week that he was not vaccinated against COVID-19. He appeared on the Pat McAfee show Friday to answer questions about his decision, saying, “I’m not an anti-vaxx, flat-earther… I have an allergy to an ingredient that’s in the mRNA vaccines. I found a long term immunization protocol to protect myself & I’m very proud of the research that went into that,” he said.
He went on, “My desire to immunize myself was what was best for my body and that’s why this is so important to me. I made a decision that was in my best interest for my body. I’m not telling somebody to get vaccinated or not get vaccinated.”
He also noted that his Green Bay Packers teammates and others within the organization were aware of his vaccination status prior to the news breaking and said he has followed all protocols.
On Saturday, Wisconsin-based Prevea Health dropped Rodgers as a spokesperson. He worked with the company since 2012.
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